Bathsheba therefore went unto King Solomon, to speak unto him
She went from her own house to the palace; for she might not live at court; or however had an apartment to herself, from whence she went to the king with her suit in favour of Adonijah:
and the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her;
upon her entrance into the presence chamber, in honour to her as a parent, he rose up from his throne, and made his obeisance to her, as a dutiful son:
and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king's
a magnificent seat or throne, as the word is, was ordered to be set for her:
and she sat on his right hand;
where he placed her in honour to her as his mother; so Nero F1 placed Tiridates king of Armenia at his right hand, to do him honour.
F1 Suetonius in Vit. Neron. c. 13.